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Susan Fancher

Susan Fancher and the Duke Student Saxophone Quartet will perform at the North American Saxophone Alliance region 7 conference

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Fancher's performance will take place on March 9 at Western Carolina University, with the WCU Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Margi Underwood.   The Duke student saxophone quartet DUSQ, coached by Fancher, was also accepted to perform Ex Machina by Marc Mellits at the... Read More »
"Small Works" and "Shifting Colors" CD covers

Graduate composers Brooks Frederickson and Amin Sharifi release new CDs

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Composer Brooks Frederickson’s debut album Small Works (New Amsterdam Records) is a snapshot of the community of collaborators Brooks lived and worked with in Brooklyn. The community includes some of the leading contemporary music interpreters of today: Ashley Bathgate (Bang on a Can All Stars... Read More »
Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant leading the Fu Jen Catholic University Symphony Orchestra

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, director of the Duke Wind Symphony and Durham Medical Orchestra, guest conducts in Taiwan

Thursday, December 20, 2018
During her whirlwind, 5 day trip, she rehearsed and conducted Stravinksy’s 1919 Firebird with the Fu Jen Catholic University Symphony Orchestra (photo at right) and Thunder and Lightning with the NCKU (National Cheng Kung University) Symphony Orchestra. In addition,... Read More »
Digital Sound Studies

"Digital Sound Studies," co-edited by Darren Mueller (Ph.D. musicology, 2015) released by Duke University Press

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Digital Sound Studies is co-edited by Mueller, Mary Caton Lingold and Whitney Trettien. The book was contracted when they were graduate students at Duke (Mueller in Music; Lingold and Trettien in English), and participated in the Digital Humanities Lab at the John Hope Franklin... Read More »
Cover of "The Music of Joseph Joachim"

Katharina Uhde's (Ph.D. musicology, 2014) "The Music of Joseph Joachim" published by Boydell & Brewer

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), of Jewish-Hungarian descent, was arguably the greatest violinist of the nineteenth century. His performing career in Berlin transformed the aesthetics and interpretation of German music. But Joachim was also a composer of virtuoso pieces, violin concertos, orchestral... Read More »
Dust of the Zulu cover

Louise Meintjes wins Gregory Bateson Prize & Alan Merriam Prize for "Dust of the Zulu"

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Professor Meintjes's 2017 book, Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics After Apartheid (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2017), was selected for the Bateson Prize from among more than 100 titles submitted by 30 presses. The Bateson Committee states, "Dust of the Zulu is a... Read More »
Jessica Shaw

Alumna Jessica Laun Shaw '05 returns to campus for DEMAN weekend

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Jessica returned to Duke on Nov. 2-3, 2018 for DEMAN Weekend, an annual event which brings together current students and alumni working in creative industries. Her talk, "Music, With Creative License: Soundtracks to Film, TV and Commercials," touched on the behind-the-scenes creative process... Read More »
Beauty of the Night flyer

Eren Gümrükçüoğlu's "Bozkır" for string quartet premieres at Boston New Music Initiative concert

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
"Bozkır," composed in 2016, was one of the selections of the call for scores announced by the Boston New Music Initiative (BNMI) for the 2018-19 season. The Oct. 12 program on which it premieres also features pieces by composers Caroline Shaw and Osvaldo Golijov,... Read More »
Matthew Zeller

Musicology graduate student Matthew Zeller to present a paper at the national conference of the American Musicological Society/Society for Music Theory

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Zeller's paper is part of his dissertation, "The Emancipation of Timbre: From Mahler to Varèse; Functional Orchestration, Syntax, and Planal Analysis." The dissertation focuses on timbre's functional role in musical logic in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century music. This talk... Read More »
Help! cover art

Thomas Brothers' "Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration" released by W.W. Norton

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
“A historically masterly and musically literate unraveling of some of the most-admired credits in 20th-century popular music....This is musicology with taste as well as ears.”  —The Wall Street Journal “An erudite, engagingly written history . . . Brothers’s rich analyses make for an... Read More »

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